After a lot of confusion, whether Google China will stay back in the country…it finally seems, it won’t. Google Inc. may be pulling out its operations from China sometime around April 10, as reported by China Business News. In fact the company may be officially declaring its exit as early as March 22. Google requested the Chinese government to allow all search results to show up on the company’s Chinese search edition, which was obviously declined by the government, hence all the trouble.
Now whether this move escalates to a U.S.-China trade war (albeit in a small scale) is a very far fetched thought. Probably nothing will happen, probably it will be business as usual, but then again, probably it will not. At least for Google, the company is offering the employees at Google China to join its U.S. headquarters or move to its Asia-Pacific operations, which seems to be a pretty good deal!